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John Ingram, who operated as a builder and fitter for Balsham, suffered serious head injuries and was blinded in one eye when he fell from scaffolding while working on a refurbishment project on a farm building in Hertfordshire.
Mr Ingham was dismounting a tower scaffold erected in a freight container and slipped on his way down, the impact of which left him comatose for a number of days and with broken bones in his face.
As a result of this incident, the 55-year-old could not work for a period of eight months and can now only operate on a part-time basis, meaning that, after his employer admitted negligence in a subsequent court case, he could pursue a claim for compensation.
Official data from the Health and Safety Executive shows that more than 4,000 severe injuries were caused by falls from height in 2008-09.
Posted by Patrick White
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